Julie Mehretu. Stadia II (2004). Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg; gift of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Nicolas Rohatyn and A.W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund 2004.50. Photo: Courtesy the Carnegie Museum via the Whitney. © Julie Mehretu
By Nina Heyn – Your Culture Scout
The joint exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) covers two decades of work by Julie Mehretu—an artist who expresses her political and social angst through abstract art. The Whitney is a New York museum that has moved its premises twice, and its latest space—glass-and-white-walled, Renzo Piano-designed—is perfect for displaying Mehretu’s huge canvases full of dramatically soaring lines.